Sunday, 1 March 2015

When your mutt is kaput

From we are told

When a decades old toy breaks down and stops working with no hope of repair, you usually just toss it or find some way to recycle the parts. But what if you're as attached to that toy as you were a pet? In Japan, people are giving Sony's robot AIBO dog actual funerals to say goodbye to their faithful, electronic companions.

How anyone becomes attached to such a ghastly gadget is beyond me. Cute it isn't.


Sam Vega said...

Can you programme it to attack the postman?

Scrobs... said...

Business partner had one, and it broke - not electrically, just got bashed, and his leg fell off!

I wanted to try an mend him, but was fended off, which is a shame as 'Aybo', was almost a chum, even though he lived in Redhill!

A K Haart said...

Sam - no but you may be able to programme it to ask the postman how privatisation is going.

Scrobs - what did the vet say?

James Higham said...

Need my heart pills.

A K Haart said...

James - I hope not. The mutt won't fetch them.